More results...

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors

More results...

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors

Shana Tova!

Rosh Hashana, the start of the Jewish new year, commences tonight, and lasts for two days. As opposed to the regular new year, the Jewish new year is a time for self-introspection and repentance.

Here is a summary of what Rosh Hashana is about:

Rosh Hashanah is the first and second days of the first Jewish month of Tishrei. It marks the beginning of the Jewish new year. The celebration of this holiday is marked with solemnity, as it is the day on which the whole world is judged for the coming year. Rosh Hashanah is the birthday of the world, as it was on this day that G-d created Man on the 6th day of creation. Every year, on this day, we proclaim G-d as our one and true King.

On Rosh Hashana we continue the process of repentance, which we have begun in the preceding month. For Jews, repentance is not about mere confession. It is a whole lot more than that.

The rituals of Rosh Hashana include the blowing of a ram’s horn, and the eating of symbolic foods. No-one can accuse Judaism of being a boring religion!

Now let the links begin!

This Time Last Year

I posted this right after Rosh Hashana. Let us all hope that there is no necessity for a similar post this year.

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

Madonna – err I mean Esther – is either arriving in Israel today for Rosh Hashana, or arrived already a while ago, depending on who you believe.

Guess Who’s Sending Us His New Years Greetings?

This scumbag. He knows what he can do with his greetings (clue: it involves taking them and firmly implanting them in a place where the sun doesn’t shine)

All Hail the King

As mentioned above, we proclaim G-d the King. Rabbi Lazer has extra tickets for the coronation.

Really, Really Bad Rosh Hashana Joke

You have been warned!

On that note, I would like to wish my readers a Shana Tova (good year). May the coming year bring only happiness, joy, health and success for you.

(Blogging to resume, G-d willing, on Sunday)

About the author

Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Scroll to Top